PML-N lawmaker Raja Shaukat Bhatti disqualified


Islamabad, June 20 (TNS):  The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday disqualified Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Member Punjab Assembly Raja Shaukat Bhatti in the fake degree case.

Raja Shaukat, whose election victory from constituency PP-4 Gujar Khan was challenged by Iftikhar Kiyani, making the case that he had submitted a fake degree with his nomination papers to contest 2013 elections, seeking his disqualification for committing forgery and submitting fake documents.

When a five-member ECP bench took up the case for hearing, Raja Shaukat failed to defend his case. The ECP bench announced the disqualification verdict.